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Definitions and Synonyms of insecure | Another word for insecure | What is insecure?

Definition 1: lacking self-confidence or assurance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insecure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an insecure person lacking mental stability

(insecure is similar to ...) anxious or nervous to an excessive degree

(insecure is similar to ...) lacking boldness or confidence

Definition 2: lacking in security or safety - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insecure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his fortune was increasingly insecure
  • an insecure future

Synonyms for insecure in the sense of this definition

(insecure is similar to ...) not secure; beset with difficulties

"a shaky marriage"

(insecure is similar to ...) without financial security

"an unsecured note"

(means also ...) lacking protection or defense

(means also ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

(means also ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

Definition 3: not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insecure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hinge is insecure

(means also ...) not firmly placed or set or fastened

Definition 4: not safe from attack - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for insecure in the sense of this definition

(insecure is similar to ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

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